After-School Program Students Raise $1,270 For Haiti

March 11, 2010

Homemade clocks, t-shirts, jewelry and more items students created in an after-school program recently raised $1,270 for the Haiti relief efforts.

The Weekley Family YMCA and St. Stephen’s Havens Center’s after school program, R PLCE, held an Art Gallery and Ice Cream Social on Feb. 19 at the Havens Center.

The students designed and created clocks, candle holders, t-shirts, tote bags, jewelry and paintings during their weekley art class to be auctioned off at the event. Ben and Jerry’s volunteers scooped over 200 cones of ice cream for the art collectors in attendance.

“R PLCE” stands for Our Place and is a collaboration between the Weekley Family YMCA, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and Lanier Middle School. It is an after-school program for students who attend Lanier Middle School, offering varieties of classes like athletics, filming, African dance and drumming, and more.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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